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Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy

RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Our Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy program focuses on fun child-centered rehabilitation and rehabilitation for infants, children, teens, and young adults, birth to 21 years.

We provide an individualized, client-centered, comprehensive evaluation of the physical, functional, visual, cognitive-perceptual and activities of daily living (ADL) strength and deficits.

A comprehensive individualized treatment plan is established to regain, restore and retrain all necessary skills for maximum function on a daily basis. We help the young patient build a strong foundation and reach their highest potential during the growth process.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions treated by Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy include:

  • Infant torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance disorders
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Childhood obesity
  • Fine motor/gross motor coordination training; weakness could result in the child having difficulty with eating, fastening buttons, using scissors, turning book pages, use of computer and poor handwriting skills
  • Hand therapy for traumatic, non-traumatic, post-surgical repairs (tendons, etc.), nerve injuries/impairment and burns
  • Customized static and dynamic splint fabrication and fitting
  • Adaptive equipment and ADL retraining
  • Neurological rehabilitation with NDT based principles for various conditions including CVA, TBI and post-concussion

Treatment Plan

Your pediatric treatment plan may include:

  • Manual techniques
  • Modalities (electrical stimulation, heat, cold)
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Strengthening (core and extremity)
  • Flexibility (static and dynamic)
  • Posture training
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Cardiovascular endurance training
  • Return to sport activities
  • Gait (walking) training
  • Transfer training
  • Posture training
  • Functional activities
  • Agility training
  • Joint protection activities
  • Computer and videogame balance training
  • Home exercise program
  • Family and caregiver education
  • Visual-perceptual training or retraining
  • Guided motor imaginary
  • Multi-sensory stimulation
  • Customized splints fabrication and fitting

    Patient Stories

    • “The recovery was pretty challenging. But in my head, I was like, ‘I need to do this if I still want to play football in college.’ So I pushed through it, and in the end, it all came out amazing.”

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    • “I feel amazing. I can move. I can do so much more physical activity without feeling pain.”

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    • A 10-year-old girl collides with a bike, leading to emergency brain surgery.

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